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    Ratcliffe entices Booth to extend their trip further.

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    An awkward road trip. An accommodating colleague. A spectral hitchhiker. Set under the summer sun and bake.

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    One truth Booth learned early in life is that the spread of paranormal occurrences is neither fair nor equal. Instead, these forces tend to cluster, resolutely drawn to certain people or places. There are very few people, or places, that draw Booth in in the same way.

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    How Booth and Ratcliffe ended up investigating a room with only one bed.

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    The reporting in the Hub-Telegraph would have you believe the earthquake was the result of a heretofore unknown fault-line running deep below the museum.

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    Booth goes where Ratcliffe leads him.

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    An archivist and an Archivist.

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    Booth yields to temptation one last time.

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    Booth brings Blaine back. And he'll do anything to keep him.

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    They say that the sarcophagus is that of Alexander the Great. Booth has his doubts—how many places is that man said to be buried?—but if so, it would certainly be the prize of the Samuel Mather Parrington Museum. Archaeology might not be Booth's specialty, but he is nevertheless drawn into things when a fascinating stranger shows up at the Parrington after the sarcophagus arrives.

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    I spent the hours leading up to the dinner in a state of such distress and panic that I almost sent word to Dr Starkweather that I was so ill I could not possibly attend, no matter the consequences for my career. But I had not the courage for it; and so, as evening drew in, I found myself arriving, in the company of Dr Starkweather, at the home of Mr and Mrs Ronald Norton.

    What I saw when I entered the parlour was as I expected; there were about fifteen other dinner guests beside ourselves, all standing about talking with glasses in their hands.

    What I did not expect was that one of these dinner guests would be John Pelham Ratcliffe.

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    I had not expected to see John Pelham Ratcliffe again.

    The circumstances under which we had been reunited had been unusual, and were unlikely to recur. I had no intention of revisiting Brockstone in future, however many more reunions might be held there over the coming years. And Ratcliffe had, despite the consideration he had shown me, made it clear that he did not think particularly well of Dr. Starkweather, and that he intended to avoid any professional association with the Parrington for as long as he could help it.

    It was not out of the ordinary for me to enter the Parrington any given morning and hear the murmur of distant voices emanating from the general direction of Dr. Starkweather's office. But on this particular morning, I was deeply surprised to hear such voices. For I found my ear identifying one of them as none other than Ratcliffe's.

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    Claudia couldn’t stop thinking about the woman in the wall. Her hand, the piteous manner in which it had still seemed to be grasping for the outside world. The thought of Madeline Stanhope chained up in the basement, watching hope disappear brick by torturous brick at the hands of Havillard DeWitt, all that was bad enough on its own, but worse yet was her fate after death. Booth had been reluctant to speak on it, but leaving such matters to speculation was far worse than any confirmation he could have given. What had the man done to her? What was her existence like, this not-Madeline Stanhope— the creature Claudia had seen, ghostly and demonic with those awful teeth that had so terrified the both of them, was she recognizably the woman she had been before death? Was it better or worse if she was?

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    In which the Department of Archaeology at the Samuel Mather Parrington Museum receives a generous donation, with some strings attached.

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    In which Booth finds out what's haunting the stacks of the Samuel Mather Parrington Museum after dark, and is tempted by what it has to offer.

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    I was halfway through the process of cataloguing and archiving a donation when Miss Coburn knocked at the door. Perhaps inherently AU: a happy ending, at least by implication, for Kyle Murchison Booth.

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    Old love letters can still be compelling reading. Unfortunately.

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    A small figurine, dredged up from a shipwreck... and the ones who want it back.

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    AU. Бут воскрешает Блейна, проведя ритуал в одном из помещений музея, и "вернувшийся" Блейн вроде бы во всем походит на себя прежнего, но покинуть круг он не может, а происходящее в музее начинает угрожать и ему, и Буту.

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    An old friend calls on Booth for some help with a particular case of madness.

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    Removing ancient curses is vastly underrated as a bonding experience.

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